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A THOUGHTFUL APPROACH

Evaluating Success Together

PERFORMANCE EVALUATION

Get the Most out of Starting Up

A Formative Evaluation approach focuses on how to address potential areas of concern and prevent unnecessary duplication of efforts or wasteful processes that hinder progress towards meeting standards of success. For projects that have a specific time based limits for meeting outcomes, and are defining the parameters for what constitutes adequate service delivery, a Formative Evaluation is the best first-step. 

SUMMATIVE EVALUATION

Get the Most out of Your Journey

Tell your story. Highlight the hard work that was put into your project. Connect the dots for your constituents. Make a case for why you should be supported as your team continues to push forward with the work.

THE GOLD STANDARD

Make Definitive Statements

This standard can only be met through the accurate collection of data that meets high levels of fidelity for your project. This includes multivariate logistical regression analysis for your data points and support to set up control groups that have similar characteristics for your comparison sample.

PERFORMANCE EVALUATION

Get the Most out of Your Planning

One of the ​core tenants of Coaching is to measure performance. We learn from our successes as much as from our mistakes. In order to increase our performance in any area of our personal or professional lives, we must hold ourselves accountable for our performance. Evaluation is one of the methods to increase accountability for a team.

Evaluation plans are necessary for putting together a strong proposal for any project. How will you know you have met meaningful goals to demonstrate effectiveness? How will you measure the impact of your work? How do you know that the results that you are witnessing are due to you and your team's efforts? There are many important questions to answer and methods to evaluate. Whether it is the evaluation of processes, economic impact, or goals, a strong evaluation practice is important to build off of previous experience any hidden lessons that can be gathered from quantitative and/or qualitative data. 

While evaluation methods and services may be brought into play at the end of a project to measure outcomes and results, it is best to "begin with the end in mind." Each active project implies that thoughtful work has gone into planning a project in at least a few phases. Those phases could be labeled as - conceptualization, implementation and closure of the project. Whichever your label of choice is for each phase, a sound evaluation of the idea filled beginning, the laborious middle, and the desired results of your project are instrumental in finding success.

FORMATIVE EVALUATION

Get the Most Out of Your Start

A Formative Evaluation approach focuses on how to address potential areas of concern and prevent unnecessary duplication of efforts or wasteful processes that hinder progress towards meeting standards of success. For projects that have a specific time based limits for meeting outcomes, and are defining the parameters for what constitutes adequate service delivery, a Formative Evaluation is the best first-step. 

Generally, this includes understanding various stake-holder's perspectives on how the project can best serve their needs for the project to be successful, how the clients or customers may benefit from the services offered, and how the project can set up a series of benchmarks and work towards meeting Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and Objectives & Key Results (OKRs) for demonstrating a successful project. 

SUMMATIVE EVALUATION

Get the Most Out of Your Journey

Tell your story. Highlight the hard work that was put into your project. Connect the dots for your constituents. Make a case for why you should be supported as your team continues to push forward with the work.

As with most summaries, the conclusions that should be targeted during this phase of the evaluation were set forth, measured, and revisited throughout the implementation of the project. Measuring the impact, goals-based performance and including conclusions about how the project performed are part of a Summative Evaluation. 

THE PREFERRED STANDARD

Make Definitive Statements, Leverage Your Success

What is statistically significant about what we are doing? Did what we accomplish meet our expectations?

A Preferred Standard of Evaluation always depends upon the goals of the project. We believe that an evaluation should always be included with any project which receives funding for conducting specific research, achieving results, or making better informed decisions. That standard can only be met through the accurate and consistent collection of data that meets high levels of fidelity for your project. Multivariate logistic regression analyses would be highly useful for maintaining this standard. Preferred Coaching works with you to complete your evaluation and provides insights and explanations for your data points while providing support to set up control groups that have similar characteristics for your comparison sample.

The result of collecting targeted and strategic quantitative and qualitative data produces the most useful evaluation that produces high validity results with which you can state your case and deepen the impact of your services.

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COLLABORATION

THE PRESENTATION OF DATA

Preferred Coaching helps with presenting this data to stakeholders and interested parties. We'll help with training you on how to explain the analysis or stepping up to present the data as an objective party. Remember this is your evaluation. As evaluators. we are here to hold ourselves to the highest standards possible to collect data  and report any findings with a high-level of quality and fidelity during each step of the evaluation. In short, we want you to rest assured that we are partners to help you measure performance, course-correct if necessary and meet your performance outcomes.

This includes digital copies of:

  1. The written evaluation.

  2. Presentation deck.

  3. Time to present any findings and meet with interested parties.

Hard copies of:

  1. The written evaluation report. 

  2. The Presentation deck.

In the end, we want to form a lasting partnership to discover longitudinal trends, provide opportunities to exhibit your work and findings, and begin to dive deeper into the collection and analysis of data that begins to tell the story of the great work that you are doing. On our end, we are committed to listening and adjusting our practices as we incorporate improvement suggestions from our partners.  

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